cakes, pastries, cookies, etc.
summary: playing with a recipe for Lemon Thyme Shorbread to make Orange Thyme Shortbread; when you don’t have lemons, use oranges; homemade orange extract; Christmas baking; Christmas baking is underway! So far, I’ve made Clarke’s Bread (to go with pate that T is in the process of making), cherry snowballs (the real kind with dried […] Continue reading »
summary: I love Cake Day; annual vinarterta making; disaster averted (not again!?!) (click on image to see photos taken on previous Cake Days) Ha!! We are the Smugs this year! Yesterday, my vinarterta-making-sister and I squeaked in under the wire and made our cake BEFORE our fruitcake-making-sister. Nyah nyah! We won the game… Ha Ha! […] Continue reading »
summary: recipe for oatmeal biscuits based on a recipe in HomeBaking by Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford; they taste like graham crackers! For eons, I’ve had a recipe for Graham Crackers bookmarked. Or, rather, I thought I had bookmarked a recipe for Graham Crackers. In the dim recesses of what’s left of my mind, I […] Continue reading »
summary: recipe for Persian Cardamom Shortbread – gluten-free cookies; using brown rice flour instead of white rice flour doesn’t ruin the cookies; the thrill of having gluten-free cookies not taste like they were made in the sandbox; really? no pictures?? too bad, because the cookies were lovely; information about Bookmarked Recipes Bookmarked Recipes Why oh […] Continue reading »
summary: recipe for Coconut Rolls or are they buns??, based on a recipe in “HomeBaking” by Naomi Duguid and Jeffery Alford; substitutions and alterations; malfunctioning scales; a Bread Baking Babes project; (click on images to see larger views and more photos) Bread Baking Babes (BBB) September 2016: Coconut Rolls I was beginning to wonder if […] Continue reading »